N.J. ‘hip hop education’ teacher to host NYC workshop

by Laura Herzog, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com (North Bergen, NJ–August 05, 2015)  A N.J. teacher whose work garnered a classroom visit from rapper Kendrick Lamar in June is hosting a workshop promoting his famed method of “hip hop education.” Titled “We gon’ be alright: The Audacity of Teaching Hip-Hop in Schools,” the event will take place on Thursday,...

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High Tech’s Tania Houwayek Receives 2015 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award

(North Bergen—June 23, 2015) High Tech’s Tania Houwayek, a resident of Union City, has been awarded the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Outstanding Senior in French Award, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.  The AATF Award, made annually to a graduating senior, goes to those students who demonstrate...

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High Tech Holds Annual Ping-Pong Tournament

(North Bergen—June 23, 2015) High Tech High School hosted its annual Ping-Pong Tournament at the North Hudson Center of Hudson County Schools of Technology, with overwhelming participation from the student body, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Twenty participants, including students, faculty, and staff, competed in the tournament.  Through tough...

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High Tech High’s Perry Martijena Appears in First Episode of New Season of “Orange Is The New Black”

(North Bergen—June 19, 2015) High Tech High School drama major Perry Martijena, a freshman from Jersey City, can be seen in the first episode of the new season of the hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Once named “The World’s Cutest Vegetarian...

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High Tech’s Wendy Ide Participates in Veterans History Project

(North Bergen—June 19, 2015) Wendy Ide, a senior in the High Tech National Honor Society (NHS) and resident of West New York, under the guidance of veteran instructors David Polito and Joan Marie Bellotti, participated in the Veterans History Project, an enterprise sponsored by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, announced...

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High Tech Business Computer Application Majors Pass NOTCI Exam with Distinction

(North Bergen—June 19, 2015) High Tech Business Computer Application majors from Dr. Syed Abbasi’s class took the state-mandated, nationally-accredited exam, administered by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI), and finished with a 100% passing rate with distinction, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. NOCTI of Big Rapids, Michigan administers...

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High Tech‘s Lia Paiva-Acosta and Omar Serrano Complete Business Computer Applications Program and Receive Berkeley College Award

(North Bergen—June 19, 2015) Lia Paiva-Acosta of Bayonne and North Bergen resident Omar Serrano successfully completed the two-year Business Computer Applications program at High Tech High School under the direction and supervision of Dr. Syed Abbasi, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Not only has High Tech honored Paiva-Acosta and...

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High Tech High School Receives Honorable Mention for Haikus

(New York, NY—June 6, 2015) The United Nations International School (UNIS) and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations have announced that High Tech had six members of their community receive Honorable Mention in the 2015 Student Haiku Contest, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. The United Nations International School...

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High Tech High School’s National Honor Society Collects Money for Nepal Victims

(North Bergen—June 10, 2015) The High Tech High School National Honor Society (NHS) raised over $1,000 in donations to benefit the victims of the Nepal earthquake of April 25th, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Touched by the News 4 New York broadcast highlighting Nepalese students from Caldwell University and...

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Media Coverage of Kendrick Lamar’s Visit to High Tech High School

On Monday, June 8, 2015, generational icon and Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar visited High Tech HS to meet with students and participate in a panel discussion about the educational value of his music. Here to capture all the day’s excitement were numerous media outlets including NBC, The New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone,...

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